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The hottest ‘resorts-within-a-resort’

Want to enjoy an intimate hotel experience on your next vacation, while still having access to the extensive amenities and activities of a sprawling resort complex? Then you’ll love staying at a ‘resort-within-a-resort’! These exclusive adults only properties are tucked away within larger resort complexes, where you can look forward to private pool and beach sections, delicious dining options and more – while still staying close to the action.

To help you kick start your adults only vacation planning (perfect for when the kids get back to school!), we rounded up six of our favourite ‘resorts-within-a-resort’.

Swim-out suite with a Jacuzzi and loungers on the terrace and Bali beds on the opposite side of the pool
Luxury living at Platinum Yucatan Princess All Suites Resort and Spa

Every room is an upgrade when you stay at Platinum Yucatan Princess All Suites Resort and Spa, the adults only Riviera Maya property that’s located in the same complex as Grand Sunset Princess All Suites and Spa Resort and Family Club at Grand Riviera Princess. You’ll feel like royalty when you step into your spacious suite at this ‘resort-within-a-resort’ with convenient amenities and top-notch service. Order breakfast from the 24-hour room service and sip on your morning coffee from the comfort of your suite’s balcony or terrace, some of which offer spectacular ocean views. Upgrade to one of the Honeymoon Suites and you’ll even get a hydromassage tub on your balcony – perfect for sunset soaks! When you’re not enjoying your lavish suite, you can head to the outdoor spa for a unique Mayan-inspired treatment or a relaxing massage.

Glamorous woman sitting in a pool holding a cocktail and wearing a floppy straw hat
Star-worthy service at Planet Hollywood Adult Scene Cancun

You can Vacation Like a Star™ at the soon-to-open Planet Hollywood Adult Scene Cancun – the first-ever adults only property for Planet Hollywood Hotels & Resorts. Enjoy all the celebrity-inspired experiences that Planet Hollywood is famous for, like VIP-worthy dining and A-lister suites, in an exclusive adults only setting. Spend your day lounging by the private beach area with wait service or cool off in the Adult Scene pool with your favourite drink from the swim-up bar. You can grab a bite from one of the restaurants at the main Planet Hollywood complex – like celebrity chef Guy Fieri’s Burger Joint – or dine at one of the two Adult Scene restaurants, a steakhouse and a seafood grill. For even more luxurious service, you can upgrade to STAR Class™ to benefit from the services of a Personal Agent who can make all your resort arrangements and have your choice of snacks and liquors available in your room.

Aerial view of a sprawling pool overlooking a pristine palm-lined beach and the ocean
Poolside bliss at Adults Only Club at Lopesan Costa Bavaro

If your ideal vacation includes lounging by a sparkling pool, you’ll love the brand-new Adults Only Club at Lopesan Costa Bavaro in Punta Cana. This ‘resort-within-a-resort’ has its own private pool exclusively for adults, plus access to the sprawling pool complex at the wider Lopesan Costa Bavaro Resort Spa and Casino. Kick back and relax on a shaded lounger by the pool while sipping on your favourite frozen cocktail or head to the nearby beach to stroll along the world-famous shores of Bavaro Beach. At the wider resort, you can cool off with a refreshing swim in the two-tier infinity pool or try out a range of water sports like windsurfing, sailing and snorkelling.

Tables and chairs on a terrace overlooking palm trees and the beach
Gourmet dining at Hideaway at Royalton Riviera Cancun

There’s no shortage of delicious dining options to choose from when you stay at Hideaway at Royalton Riviera Cancun. In addition to a variety of restaurant options to choose from at Royalton Riviera Cancun Resort and Spa – including favourites such as Hunter Steakhouse and Grazie Italian Trattoria – you can dine at the exclusive Hideaway restaurant, Dorado. This private à la carte venue serves up classic grill favourites and fresh seafood with a side of spectacular ocean views; plus, you’ll never have to worry about making reservations with unlimited reservation-free dining. When you’re not filling up on amazing food, you can unwind by the Hideaway pool, where you can grab a poolside lunch or snack; or head to the beach and order a refreshing drink at the Hideaway beach area with wait service.

Two coconuts resting on a banister in a palapa overlooking the bench
Beachfront relaxation at Sanctuary at Grand Memories Santa Maria

Cuba is famous for its vibrant culture, rich history and – most of all – its spectacular white-sand beaches. You can stay on one of these pristine beaches at Sanctuary at Grand Memories Santa Maria, an intimate adults only resort located next door to sister resorts Grand Memories Santa Maria and Memories Paraiso in Cayo Santa Maria. Stroll down the scenic boardwalk to the sparkling white-sand shores where you can work on your tan, take a nap under a shady palapa and sip on Cuban mojitos from the exclusive beach bar. As a Sanctuary guest, you’ll also enjoy an enhanced level of service with attentive butler service, preferential reservations at the complex’s restaurants, in-room liquor dispensers and 24-hour room service.

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